News International – DHAKA: Bangladesh are likely to include two uncapped pace bowlers – Yeasin Arafat and Abu Jayed – in their 15-member Test squad for the upcoming two-Test series against West Indies, a contest that marks the return of Shakib Al Hasan to Test cricket.

Summary

  • DHAKA: Bangladesh are likely to include two uncapped pace bowlers – Yeasin Arafat and Abu Jayed – in their 15-member Test squad for the upcoming two-Test series against West Indies, a contest that marks the return of Shakib Al Hasan to Test cricket.
  • Shakib, who missed the two-Test home series against Sri Lanka due to injury, did not take part in the previous Test assignment against South Africa after he was granted a short break from the long format in September 2017.
  • The biggest surprise in the squad is likely to be the inclusion of 19-year-old pace bowler Yeasin, who has been earmarked as a future first-team regular.
  • Meanwhile, the other uncapped player, Abu Jayed is relatively familiar with international cricket after being picked in the T20 squad against Sri Lanka at home and has since regularly played for the national side in the shortest format.
  • Pace bowler Rubel Hossain and wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan are likely to be recalled for the crucial Test series with as many as five cricketers – Sabbir Rahaman, Abdur Razzak, Nayeem Hasan and Tanbir Hayder and Mossadek Hossain – that were part of the 1-0 defeat to Sri Lanka, set to miss out.


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